Dagrún Matthíasdóttir - Gómsćtt

- ?Ekki leika ţér ađ matnum!?
- ?En, ţví ekki? ?

Matur er umfjöllunarefni Dagrúnar Matthíasdóttur á sýningunni Gómsćtt. Ţar vinnur hún međ ólík efni og ađferđir og velur ţađ sem hentar viđfangsefninu hverju sinni. Frásögn bregđur fyrir í verkum hennar ţar sem hún gramsar í matnum og gefur honum hlutverk međ túlkun sinni í formum og litum. Á sýningunni reiđir Dagrún fram alls konar rétti úr eldhúsi myndlistarinnar, jafnt hefđbundin málverk sem fjöltćknilega bragđarefi. Ţannig fá gestir sýningarinnar vatn í munninn um leiđ og hugtökin tilraunaeldhús og heimabakstur eignast nýja merkingu.

?Ég vinn međ liti, áferđ, form og mynstur og skapa ólíka stemningu í samtali mínu viđ matinn. En um leiđ leyfi ég mér ađ nálgast leikinn í sjálfri mér?. ?D.M.

Hugleiđing

Sagt er ađ ţú sért ţađ sem ţú borđar. Reynist sú kenning rétt hafa Íslendingar lengst af veriđ algjörir sauđir og ţar sem viđ sporđrennum sjávarfangi hljótum viđ einnig ađ vera dálítiđ eins og fiskar á ţurru landi, ţorskhausar međ kindaskrokka, svo ekki sé minnst á samruna viđ plöntur og ađrar dýrategundir. Dagrún Matthíasdóttir (f. 1971) sér hversu frek mannskepnan er til matar, enda elskum viđ ekki síđur ađ éta lömbin en ađ dásama hversu falleg og góđ ţau eru. Á sýningunni Gómsćtt reiđir Dagrún fram alls konar rétti úr eldhúsi myndlistarinnar, jafnt hefđbundin málverk sem sjónrćna bragđarefi, ţannig ađ viđ fáum vatn í munninn um leiđ og hugtökin tilraunaeldhús og heimabakstur fá alveg nýja merkingu. Viđ ţurfum ađ horfast í augu viđ sambandiđ á milli kjafts og glyrna, ţví hvenćr étur mađur mann og hvenćr ekki? Kristnir menn leggja sér reglulega Jesú til munns og viđ tölum um augnakonfekt og fúlsum viđ mat sem lítur illa út. Í ţví sambandi má minnast ţess ađ vesturlandabúar henda stórum hluta matarframleiđslu sinnar og samkvćmt Alţjóđa matvćlastofnunni ţjást 842 milljónir af nćringarskorti. Leikum okkur ekki ađ matnum nema í myndlíkingum. Kyngjum honum!

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"Don't play with your food!"

"But, why not?"

Food is Dagrún Matthíasdóttir's main topic in the exhibition Delicious. She uses various materials and methods, carefully selecting what fits the topic each time. One can catch a glimpse of narration in her work where she digs into the food, giving it a role through her interpretation of shapes and colors. Dagrún offers the viewer a great variety of dishes from the kitchen of visual arts, both traditional paintings as well as multidisciplinary ? thereby making the viewer?s mouth water as the concepts of homemade cooking and experimental cuisine are given a completely new meaning.

"I work with colors, texture, shapes & patterns and create a different ambience through my dialogue with the food. At the same time I allow myself to approach my playful self". ? D.M.

Reflections

It has often been said that we are what we eat. If that is true then Icelanders have been sheep for most of their history and, since their diet has also been predominantly supplemented by what they have been able to draw from the surrounding ocean, they have also been a little like fish on dry land, with cod?s heads on sheep?s bodies.

Dagrún Matthíasdóttir (born 1971) has a clear view of how overbearing mankind can be when it comes to food. After all, are we not just as fond of eating lambs as we are talking about how sweet and good they are? In the exhibition Delicious, Dagrún presents all kinds of dishes from the kitchen of art, both traditional paintings and multidisciplinary methods, so that our mouths begin to water as the concepts of experimental cuisine and home baked bread accrue a completely new meaning. We must face up to the connection between mouth and eyes. When do we eat and when do we refrain from eating? Christians partake of the body of their god on a regular basis. We either speak of eye-candy or turn up our noses at food that does not look good. In connection with this, it is worth reminding us that people in the Western world throw away a large proportion of the food they produce and, according to the World Food Council, 842 million people suffer from malnutrition. Let?s not play with our food except in a metaphorical sense. Let?s swallow it instead!